Volvo DL 1981 Owner Manual

pg. 43 Automatic transmission, brake system, Page 55 of 127 pages for Volvo DL 1981 Owner Manual. The Owner Manual is applied into the following products: GL 1981, GT 1981

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1981 Volvo DL, GL and GLT Roof rack (removable) Permanent and removable roof racks are available from Volvo Accessories. Observe the following points when in use. Avoid point loads. Distribute the load evenly. Place the heavy cargo at bottom of load. Observe that center of gravity and handling are influenced by the load weight. Increasing load size increases wind resistance. Anchor the cargo correctly with a cord. Drive carefully. Avoid rapid starts, heavy cornering and heavy braking. Max. roof load is 220 lbs (100 kg). pg. 43 Automatic transmission, brake system The following "Special Tips" apply to cars with automatic transmission For steep hills and when driving for prolonged periods at low speeds position 1 should be selected. Avoid, however, repeated changes since this can cause overheating of the gearbox oil. For driving on mountain roads with long persistent uphill gradients, select position 2. When negotiating long, steep downhill slopes, position 1 should be selected and position 2 for less severe inclines, in order to obtain the best possible engine braking effect. Do not hold the car stationary on an incline by using the accelerator pedal, engage the handbrake instead. This prevents the gearbox oil from becoming overheated. When driving with heavy trailers, it is recommended that an additional oil cooler be installed. This applies especially when driving hard conditions e.g. mountain driving or prolonged driving at high speeds without breaks. The additional oil cooler is available as a Volvo accessory. Regarding oil change, see section titled "transmission oil". Moisture on brake discs and brake pads affects braking. Driving in rain and slush or passing through a normal car wash can cause water to collect on the brake discs and pads. This will cause a delay in braking effect when the pedal is depressed. To avoid such a delay when the brakes are needed, depress the pedal occasionally when driving. This will remove the water from the brakes. This should also be done after washing or starting in very damp weather. If the brake power assist does not function- The power assist to the brakes functions only when the engine is running. When the car is moving without the engine running the brake pedal pressure required to stop the car is increased 3 - 4 times. The brake pedal feels stiff and hard. Severe strain on the brake system. The brakes will be subject to severe strain when driving in mountains or hilly areas. The speed is usually low which means that the cooling of the brake is less efficient than when driving on file:///K|/ownersdocs/1981/81_dl_gl_glt/81DLGLGLT_02.htm (11 of 13)12/22/2006 10:28:34 PM

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